After only two months of knowing her we flew to Cancun, Mexico. It was her first time flying and her first time ever leaving the mid-west. I felt very “adult like” when taking her through the steps of researching hotels, buying a plane ticket & navigating the airport.
Once we were finally there all those “adult like” intentions sailed away in the Mexico breeze. I was 20 years of age with a wild spirited, blonde by my side. I was ready to have fun and let my hair down… we did just that and a little more 🙂
Her and I have traveled a few more times together in our 8 year friendship but Mexico will always be the most special. I hope to some day revisit these places we’ve been together but for now our biggest adventure we are sharing is motherhood.
As fast approach my due date in 2 weeks and 4 days, I am full of emotions! Most days I am secure and excited, prepared and ready. But other days I think to myself, slow down. Let me enjoy these final days without Miss Olive.
What I wouldn’t give for one more, “selfish” Michaela day of total luxury. A Mani/Pedi, delicious lunch and cocktails with my girlfriends, shopping at my favorite stores for clothes that fit my “skinny” body, a bright sunny, warm day of fun and laughter and no cares in the world.
I know it sounds awful to some but be honest, everyone feels like they deserve a day like this no matter their responsibilities or their life expectations. I know that someday in the near future I will get a day like this and I know I will love it even more because at the end of my luxurious, awesome day I will be coming home to my beautiful, little family.
I have had a few weeks of feeling pretty. I found a new pair of maternity pants that allowed me to wear a size smaller than my other maternity pants, which really did make me feel “skinny.” And my husband and I had a photo shoot with my dear friend Anne. Here are a few of my favorites from that day: